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☷ City of Franklin Tennessee - City Names First Street after  a Fallen Veteran

☷ City of Franklin Tennessee - City Names First Street after a Fallen Veteran

City of Franklin , state Tennessee
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   Media Advisory
    
   When:         Monday , May 23 , 2022 , 10:00 a . m .
   Where:        Carlisle Lane and Old Charlotte Pike ( near Mack Hatcher see map below )
   Speakers:       Mayor Ken Moore , Alderman Beverly Burger , Former Alderman Ann Little ( niece of Mr . Alley ) , Roy Alley Jr . , ( son of Mr . Alley ) , more family members will be present .       
    
   Franklin
    - The City of Franklin is naming its first local street after a Franklin Veteran on Friday , January 21 , at 10:00 a . m . at Carlisle Lane and Old Charlotte Pike .   The street will be named after Roy F . Alley a World War Two veteran and recipient of the purple heart .   Alley was born and raised in Franklin .   He attended David Lipscomb College and graduated from Vanderbilt University .   Alley served in the Armed Forces where he was a bombardier , a crew member of a bomber aircraft responsible for the targeting of aerial bombs . He was assigned to a group on Palawan Island in the Philippines and flew pre - invasion missions over Japanese occupied islands in the South Pacific .   Alley , a Second Lieutenant , died in 1945 when his plane was shot down .   The VFW Post 4893 in Franklin is named after him .  
   The Veterans Street Naming project was launched in 2018 to name a neighborhood street after a fallen veteran who has died in combat .   The program offers a street with a street sign in a new residential subdivision dedicated in a veteran’s name .   The program was introduced to the City by local citizen Steve Arends who came from the city of Chula Vista , California , that has a similar program .   Arends contacted his alderman , Beverly Burger who brought it to the attention of City officials .
   Families that are interested can submit the information by going to the City of Franklin website at
   www . franklintn . gov
    . myhero .   Applicants can fill out the form or submit their name and a short bio with a photo to
   myhero@franklintn . gov
    .   All names submitted will be reviewed for compliance against the addressing guidelines in the addressing manual .  
    
    
   
   

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